Great Taste Award Winners 2021

Great Taste Award Winners 2021

Great Taste is the world’s largest and most trusted food and drink awards, administered by the Guild of Fine Food in the UK and are judged by an expert panel of 355 judges.

This year's awards saw more than 14,000 entries and just under 2 per cent of those managed to nab a three-star rating.

We are proud to stock not only 3* winners; Wexford Home Preserves, Velo Coffee and St.Tolas Cheese but also 34 more of the winning producers making Ardkeen Quality Food Store the top independent Irish stockist of these artisan food winners.

You can find a full list of the producers we stock below:

3 Star

  • Wexford Home Preserves
  • Velo Coffee Roasters
  • Inagh Farmhouse Cheese Ltd. / St Tola

  • White Mausu
  • NutShed
  • Newgrange Gold
  • The Happy Pear Lovely Basil Pesto
  • Macroom Buffalo Cheese Products
  • J.& L. Grubb Ltd. / Cashel Blue
  • Isle of Crackers
  • Green Valley Farm t/a Killowen Yogurt
  • Goatsbridge Trout Farm
  • Durrus Cheese
  • Ballyvolane House Spirits

  • Burren Smokehouse
  • Cali Cali
  • Cashel Fine Foods/The Butchers Daughter
  • Coffee House Lane
  • Coole Swan
  • Crossogue Preserves Ltd
  • Folláin Teoranta Jam
  • Freezin’ Friesian Brownie & Honeycomb
  • Irish Gourmet Butter
  • Isle of Crackers cranberry cracker
  • Keogh's Crisps
  • Kinsale Mead Co Hazy Summer Mead
  • Le Paysan
  • Naturally Cordial Ltd Lemon & Lime Leaf Cordial
  • Stonewell Cider and Nohoval wines
  • Nomadic Yogurt+ Immune Support Natural
  • O'Donnells Crisps
  • O'Neills Bacon
  • Pizza da Piero
  • Poachers Drinks Co.
  • Roll It All Butter Pastry
  • Tullahay Farm
  • Wicklow Way Wines


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